One "God" eh?June 15 2008 at 2:28 AM
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An assertion involving the biblical God proposition is reification; hypostatization. This means it is, wittingly or unwittingly, aknowleged the proposition cannot stand on its own, rendering the assertion invalid.
A Logical Analysis of the Existence of "God"
Either "God" can be detected and proven, or not. There are no other choices.
If "God" cannot be detected and proven, case closed, it's a "dead-end" option. (Case A)
If "God" can be detected and proven, it will either be in a scientific, or non-scientific way.
If it is via a scientific way that "God" can be detected and proven, we simply haven't developed Science to that point yet. (Case B)
If it is not via a scientific path, we simply must wait for the "revelation".
If that "revelation" can be verified by science, we can have a "proven God" once and for all. (Case C)
If that "revelation" cannot be verified by Science, it is a personal experience, like the state we're in now. (Case D)
There are millions and millions of "Christians" the world all over; they make up one third of the world population, or there abouts, and when all those 'Christians" would act in accordance with what "the word" is supposed to mean and/or stand for -- the commandments; "the word of God", the sermon on the mount; "the word of the Son of God and Saviour" to name just two examples of codes of conduct, i.e., standards of personal behavior based on moral principles "Christians" are supposed to adhere to, written down in Christianity's "holy book" the Bible -- the world would be a different place. Since it isn't, what does that possibly tell us?
"God" either exists or does not. We therefore can build a truth table to chart the permutations and the combinations:
"God" does Exist:
Case A (God cannot be detected or proven) - Not much anyone can do.
Case B (God can be detected or proven) - Eventually Science will detect and prove "God".
Case C (God will be revealed non-scientifically, but verifiable) - Eventually "God" will be proven by Science.
Case D (God reveals itself to people personally) - Great for the people involved.
"God" does not Exist:
Case A (God cannot be detected or proven) - Of course, you cannot detect or prove what does not exist.
Case B (God can be detected or proven) - Again, you cannot detect or prove what does not exist.
Case C (God will be revealed non-scientifically, but verifiable) - If "God" does not exist, such "revelations" don't have anything to do with "God".
Case D (God reveals itself to people personally) - If "God" does not exist, these people are delusional and Science may like to help these people.
When the Bible is to be taken as truth, and the RCC and millions of "Christians" world wide insist it should, then the Bible itself is the best truth against an omnipotent, perfect invisible deity.
- depends on how you DEFINE God - y on Jun 15, 2008, 8:35 AM
- When you read my former post - ___mn__(^ ¿ ^)__nm___ on Jun 15, 2008, 8:46 AM
- yes - y on Jun 15, 2008, 8:52 AM
- However - ___mn__(^ ¿ ^)__nm___ on Jun 15, 2008, 8:59 AM
- ok - y on Jun 15, 2008, 9:05 AM
- " ok - ___mn__(^ ¿ ^)__nm___ on Jun 15, 2008, 9:38 AM
- Re: depends on how you DEFINE God - annie on Jun 18, 2008, 2:41 PM